Dr. Isabella Alexander-Nathani

is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, educator, and human rights activist. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, her work is motivated by her belief that storytelling has the power to humanize complex political issues and bring positive social change. Her latest book Burning at Europe’s Borders (Oxford University Press 2020) and documentary film The Burning (Small World Films 2022) uncover the human sides of our global migrant and refugee crisis. She currently serves as Founder and Executive Director of Small World Films, a non-profit production studio that combines grounded social science research and storytelling to lift the voices of marginalized populations to the global stage and fight for international policy change…

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